Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The New BOE Officers Are ...

 
Frank Oberg, President ~ "I will do my best."

Julia VanOrman, Vice President

Lynne Armstrong ~ appointed to be the BOE Parliamentarian

Once again, the BOE delayed work on developing any school board or district goals!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Frank, that is all we ask. And if you loose that little prickly edged, you may we even get something done. Good luck.

SCATS said...

To 10:11AM ~~ Translation please?

Anonymous said...

Scats: You weren't really expecting any concrete, measurable goals were you?
Wouldn't be wonderful to have some specific goals like:
1. Improve four-year graduation rates to 90% by 2014
2. Close two school buildings by 2013
3. Increase student performance on 8th grade standardized state tests for English and Math to XXXX, by 2012
4. Decrease the drop-out rate to XXXX by 2013.
5. Increase the percentage of students taking AP courses to YYYY by 2012
6. Increase the percentage of students getting grades of XXX or YYY on AP course final exams by 2012

SCATS said...

To 12:09PM ~~ There you go, bursting my bubble again :(

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the board has made any decision regarding the state retirement incentives that some other districts like Penfield have participated in this year?

Anonymous said...

12:09 PM

Great job on writing meaningful goals.

Please send in your application to Oberg for the new Supt. position.

Sincerely

Doug Skeet

Anonymous said...

There you go. SCATS' team is in control. Let's now watch all the amazing things that get done, budgets/taxes slashed dramatically and graduation rates going up through the roof! Frank was part of the HMO team that SCATS adores and agrees with so much. Greece residents should expect/demand results and not the anticipated BS "well, we inherited a bad situation and there's not much we can do about it" excuse for the next 3 years.

SCATS said...

To 2:45PM ~~ It was on the agenda at the BOE's June 22nd meeting under the heading: "New York State Retirement Incentive - Discussion." I don't recall the discussion, if one happened. Sorry.

To 3:35PM ~~ It's nice to see my sniper commentator is still hanging around. FYI, HMO hasn't been on the BOE in several years.

By the way, I asked you before and you failed to respond - WHAT "TEAM" are you referring to as being in control? I'm fairly confident that this is your cue to go back under your rock ;) Don't forget to say hi to Jeff for me!

Charlie Hubbard said...

Frank Oberg is an honest man - I wish him nothing but the best.
We did not agree on everything which is fine. As long as things are delt with in an *open* honest manner 'maybe' some progress can be made.

We should never forget - it's all about cost and quality.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Doug. I meant these only as a teaser- sometimes we need to give students helpful hints along the way to learning.

Goals are nice, but they do not, in themselves, mean success. What they could do for our BOE and every employee in the district is provide direction and a common target to evaluate decisions against during the year. It would help set priorities for budget decisions, for new program evaluation, for any cost-savings or expenditure decision to be made. It just seems like such an easy way for the board to set its policy for the district. And, after all, that's what the board is supposed to do. They set policy and the Supt develops programs to execute the policy and meet the goals.

Anonymous said...

With Oberg in charge now, maybe the district will finally hire that terrible city administrator to run our children's schools. We're so lucky.

SCATS said...

To 8:35AM ~~ It still takes FIVE VOTES to accomplish anything on the BOE ;)

Anonymous said...

Some advice to Mr. Oberg regarding the parliamentarian. Page 450, sub. 30 of Roberts Rules recommends that the parliamentarian occupy a seat next to the president, conferring with him on procedural issues without disrupting the meeting.

If we're going to do it according to the "Rules", Lynne Armstrong, not the superintendent, should occupy the seat immediately to the President's right or left.

For too long, the Super occupied that seat and had the ear of the president during meetings. So let's do it right this time and have Mrs. Armstrong and Mr. O'Roark (sic) switch seats.

SCATS said...

To 3:57PM ~~ Thank you. I will be sure to pass that along :)

Anonymous said...

@3:57 - wow, musical chairs? if this is what the new bosses of this board focus on, we're going to go even further in the tank with our schools. although the new addition of nerd-knowledge might make these meetings more fun to watch.

SCATS said...

To 10:02AM ~~ It was a suggestion. That's more than YOU offered ;)

Anonymous said...

10:02, thanks so much for all you offered here on the site, name calling and little else. By the way, keep in mind what Bill Gates told us: "Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one".

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, nothing will change with Oberg in charge, except SCATS will probably start making excuses for GCSD failures now.

SCATS said...

To 10:16PM ~~ Since you sound like you know better than the rest of us, please tell us who COULD make a difference if he/she were in charge?

SCATS said...

BLOG Administration rejected publishing a "sniper" comment aimed at SCATS.

FYI, asking questions is a large part of what I do in running this BLOG. You can answer them, or avoid them (as you just did), but I won't allow you to beat me up for posing them to start with. Capisce?

Anonymous said...

Clearly, SCATS prefers ineffectual people to lead the BOE. Well, now you have that SCATS. Enjoy!

SCATS said...

To 4:26PM ~~ The only thing that is "clear" is that you refuse to clarify WHO ("ineffectual people")you are talking about or answer any questions. Back to work now!